Howard Wetston, C.M., Q.C. was appointed to the Senate of Canada on October 31, 2016.
As a former public servant, lawyer, jurist and executive, Senator Wetston has a breadth of experience and expertise in competition law and policy, securities regulation, energy regulation and administrative law.
In 2016, Senator Wetston, who served as the Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission from 2010 to 2015, was awarded the Order of Canada for his significant contributions as a public servant, jurist and regulator.
Senator Wetston holds a LL.B. from Dalhousie University and a B.Sc. from Mount Allison University and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. Senator Wetston holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and he has also received special recognition as a Board Diversity Champion from Catalyst Canada Honours. Senator Wetston is a Senior Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute, and a member of the International Valuation Standards Council Board of Trustees. He is a member the Board of Directors of Toronto Hyrdo, and on the Advisory Board of Spark Power Corp. Senator Wetston is the Jackman Adjunct professor of law at the University of Toronto Law School.
Senator Wetston holds honorary doctorate degrees from Cape Breton University and Dalhousie University and he is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.